Back to Work!

A few weeks ago I updated my LinkedIn profile, and I somehow added a new job.  I now work at “A Journey of Ten Years”  which began a few years ago, as a way to slowly reach my goals, especially the seemingly impossible one of getting to a healthier body weight.

Today I’ve decided to make the journey and this blog part of my work day.  It’s also helpful that today is Monday, I’m not so jet-lagged any more, and my suitcases are almost all unpacked.  It’s taken me three weeks.

So…if you are moving from the other side of the world (Beijing, China) to a very different lifestyle (living with my daughter and her family)  understand that this takes time and working doesn’t always happen on a regular basis.  But it does happen, and this is what I’ve learned from my three week adjustment time!

  • Cut yourself some slack.   I have given myself a month, and I think that was a good gift.
  • Pick your big rocks…self-care is vital during transition.  Sleep was the biggest rock and I slept and rested as needed.
  • Ease into your new life – getting a library card and establishing Tuesday as Library day is grounding.  It is also something I can do with my whole family or just one or two grandchildren.
  • Try to do one or two things that move you forward, after the big rocks are taken care of.  I am taking a course on Literacy ESL.  I feel chronically behind, but I’m really not too far.  I am learning and I am preparing for the next stage of my journey!

Just now it is time for tea!

Thanks for travelling with me!

Marcia

(The pictures are from my trip to Korea!)

 

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About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking!
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